#1 – Yemi Alade
At the Number 1 spot, we have the beautiful, undisputed and undoubted, energetic singer/stage performer and Nigeria’s King of Queens, Yemi Alade!
Yemi conquered not just Nigeria, but rose above her peers in Africa as she was awarded best Female act at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 while also being nominated for the Best International Act: Africa, at the BET Awards 2015. She struck gold at other award shows for her outstanding and consistent performances content wise.
Endorsements rolled in locally and Internationally as she showed that ‘Johnny‘ was never a fluke! Yemi Alade is truly the King of Queens, all hail the hottest female artist in Nigeria for the year 2016!
Other Worthy Nigerian Female Artists
‘Gbese kaaaan Sokeeeee’. MTN Project Fame Alumni Niniola had one of the biggest songs in 2015 with ‘Soke‘. She was also nominated for several awards in the process. She is definitely destined for great things and is likely to break into the top 5 in 2016 if she puts in more work.
The delectable Chidinma didn’t make the list only by a slim margin. She has been incredibly busy and active this year with tunes like ‘If E No Be God‘, Lorry , Kite and several other features. A lot was expected from her in 2015 with the absence of Tiwa Savage, but the Capital Hill first lady couldn’t quite capitalize. Her efforts this past year is worthy of a mention on #TheList
Aramide was the surprise package at the Headies for winning the best Vocal performance for her song ‘Iwo Nikan‘ in a category that had the likes of Asa, Simi and Yemi Alade. In 2015, Aramide released good singles such as ‘I Don’t Care’ and ‘Odun TunTun’
Note: Tiwa Savage is back in 2016
Tiwa Savage is back after a long break, we hope to include her on this list as time goes on. Tiwa Savage will always be queen in our eyes. She has being working hard from the beginning of this year and has a lot to show for it. With no doubt Tiwa Savage will make the list as time goes on.